Into the Homestretch at DCRP…August 28, 2015
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 28, 2015) – The 2015 racing season is in the homestretch at Dodge City Raceway Park with just two nights of action remaining including Saturday night’s Second Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event.
All that remains following Saturday night’s card is the Third Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Event on Saturday night, September 26.
There is some business to take care of on Saturday night though with a $1,000 winner’s share up for grabs in the IMCA Sport Modified ranks with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks in action as well.
Austin Allen, Jeff Kaup, Michael Pepper and Cody Davis all take point leads into Saturday’s action with numerous positions among the top ten in each division still being contested. Saturday’s racing action fires off at 7:30 p.m.
Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:
Idle this weekend, only the Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event on September 26 stands between Luke Cranston and the inaugural Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car championship.
Feature Winners: Luke Cranston 2, Jake Bubak 1, C.J. Johnson 1, Tyler Knight 1, Ty Williams 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Luke Cranston (Ness City, KS) 856, 2. Zach Blurton (Great Bend, KS) 796, 3. Brian Herbert (Dodge City, KS) 766, 4. Kris Moore (Dodge City, KS) 743, 5. Koby Walters (Liberal, KS) 725, 6. Keefe Hemel (Dodge City, KS) 724, 7. Tyler Knight (Dodge City, KS) 671, 8. Jeremy Huish (Jetmore, KS) 666, 9. Ty Williams (Arcadia, OK) 626, 10. Beau Ricke (Dodge City, KS) 578.
Five runner-up finishes in nine races including the last two in a row nearly has a third consecutive track title secured for Austin Allen. William Nusser has moved past Ryan Heger for third with Kale Beavers cracking the top five while Arizona native Tanner Black and Tracy Link have both broken into the top ten.
Feature Winners: Clay Sellard 4, Brendon Gemmill 1, Scott Green 1, David Murray 1, Jesse Richter 1, Cole Traugott 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Austin Allen (Goddard, KS) 1,242, 2. Clay Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 1,153, 3. William Nusser (Larned, KS) 1,115, 4. Ryan Heger (Hugoton, KS) 1,097, 5. Kale Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 1,032, 6. Kevin Gray (Ulysses, KS) 1,031, 7. Nick Link (Rolla, KS) 985, 8. Jack Kirchoff (Garden City, KS) 968, 9. Tanner Black (Mohave Valley, AZ) 932, 10. Tracy Link (Hugoton, KS) 893.
IMCA Sport Modifieds:
An early exit from the most recent feature on July 24 for Jeff Kaup cut his lead to 21 points over Mike Appel with just two nights of action remaining. The Sport Mods have offered up 11 different winners in as many events dating back to the 2014 season finale.
Feature Winners: Josh Appel 1, Mike Appel 1, Alan Brewster 1, Dewayne Dechant 1, Jeff Kaup 1, Jason Lunow 1, Clay Money 1, Angel Munoz 1, Jeremy Sigler 1, Austin Walker 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jeff Kaup (Woodward, KS) 1,353, 2. Mike Appel (Dodge City, KS) 1,332, 3. Josh Appel (Dodge City, KS) 1,296, 4. Brian May (Spearville, KS) 1,262, 5. Kevin Tabor (Dodge City, KS) 1,238, 6. Jason Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 1,198, 7. Jamie French (Hugoton, KS) 1,038, 8. Bart Baker (Dodge City, KS) 1,001, 9. Jeremy Sigler (Great Bend, KS) 996, 10. Darren Coyle 992.
IMCA Stock Cars:
With Michael Pepper closing in on his first DCRP track championship, only 19 points separates the trio of Ron Hartman, Brett Copeland and Marlin Hogie in the battle for second. Hogie comes into Saturday after capturing his first DCRP win since June of 2013 during last weekend’s action.
Feature Winners: Michael Pepper 5, Randy Dowell 1, Marlin Hogie 1, Jason Rogers 1, Dusty Witthuhn 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Michael Pepper (Lakin, KS) 1,288, 2. Ron Hartman (Ulysses, KS) 1,195, 3. Brett Copeland (Fowler, KS) 1,187, 4. Marlin Hogie (Ulysses, KS) 1,176, 5. Kyle Tillery (Beaver, OK) 1,098, 6. Randy Dowell (Ulysses, KS) 1,035, 7. Dusty Witthuhn (Bazine, KS) 983, 8. Chris Oliver (Garden City, KS) 570, 9. Trevor Schmidt (Hays, KS) 514, 10. Karson Love (Rosston, OK) 390.
IMCA Hobby Stocks:
After a sixth-place finish last week, his first run outside of the top five in nine events, Cody Davis holds a 124 point lead over Reagan Sellard with two nights remaining.
Feature Winners: Matt O’Hair 3, Cody Davis 2, Will Bauer 2, Reagan Sellard 1, Cody Williams 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Cody Davis (Bucklin, KS) 1,273, 2. Reagan Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 1,149, 3. Tom Reed (Kalvesta, KS) 1,077, 4. Clint Long 1,044, 5. Matt O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 987, 6. Bryan Habiger (Ingalls, KS) 907, 7. Will Bauer (Ness City, KS) 831, 8. Corey Hacker (Dodge City, KS) 829, 9. Tobby Schield (Sublette, KS) 773, 10. David Berger (Dodge City, KS) 694.
General admission tickets to Saturday’s Second Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event that features $1,000-to-win IMCA Sport Modifieds along with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks are just $15 for adults, with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit admission is $30.
The 2015 slate of events at Dodge City Raceway Park includes 15 nights of competition with a number of special events along the way. The track’s full slate of events is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.
Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.